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A day of jokes and tricks, April Fool’s Day,
traditionally observed on the first of April, is not a legal holiday,
but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day which tolerates
practical jokes, general foolishness and other forms of mischief. Some people love to spend days thinking up gags to pull on their friends and family, while others love a little impromptu prank here and there. Worried about that prank your students are planning to hit you with this year? Don’t sweat it! Because one of our amazing (and devious) CELTA Teacher Trainers, Fiona Mulcahy, has cooked up this clever prank for you to play on your students first. Ha! It’s an educational prank, of course, so don’t worry about getting in trouble.
**Vocabulary Related To April Fool's Day
**April Fool's Day from the British Council
Fun April Fool's Day Activities
efl resources for April fools
Can you spot the April fools' gags?
The tradition of April Fools' Day jokes grew out of resistance to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in the 16th to18th centuries. For hundreds of years newspapers, and more recently broadcasters, have created fantastical reports to commemorate April 1.
Can you spot which of the following stories are classic April fools' gags from the media and which are true stories?